Green Yard Kleven of Norway, a respected ship builder and pioneer of environmentally conscious marine technology and propulsion has signed an agreement with international yacht brokerage and management firm Yachting Partners International (YPI).


Photo from left: Rune Gamlem, Sales Manager Green Yard Kleven, Peter Thompson and Russell Crump, YPI and Hans Jørgen Fedog, CEO of Green Yard Group

Green Yard Kleven has already delivered two superyachts, 107.4m Andromeda in 2016 and 116m Ulysses in 2018 and with the sales and marketing expertise of YPI firmly behind them will be pitching for new build projects from 80m upwards, with build slots available immediately. The collaboration with YPI, through their Monaco-based but globally connected sales team, brings Green Yard Kleven actively into the yacht market.
“We view the construction of large yachts, aka superyachts, as a highly topical market for us. The yacht brokers from YPI are experienced and have a huge network in the industry. A collaboration with them means that we can get in touch with yacht brokers, representatives and direct clients all over the world in a completely different way than if we were to do this alone” says Hans Jørgen Fedog, CEO of Green Yard Group.



The Kleven name is known in the ship building and yachting industry as a mark of quality and in recent years also as pioneers in battery technology, hybrid vessels and full cycle build to recycle plans. Northern European yacht building is considered the finest in the world and the backdrop to the shipyard in Ulsteinvik is second to none with relatively easy access by land, air and sea. 

“There is an increasing demand for large yachts with high quality build, cleaner energy solutions and expedition capabilities. Green Yard Kleven offers the right facilities, expertise in more sustainable energy choices and build slots with efficient delivery times, making them a key player in the 80m+ market. Our remit is to ensure that all potential clients looking in this size range are aware of the excellent package available,” commented Peter Thompson, Managing Partner, Yacht Sales, Yachting Partners International.


Photo from left: Rune Gamlem, Sales Manager Green Yard Kleven, Peter Thompson and Russell Crump, YPI and Hans Jørgen Fedog, CEO of Green Yard Group

For Green Yard Kleven, this collaboration is important and exciting in a tough market.

“We have seen the market develop from a handful of enthusiastic multimillionaires who build, buy and operate superyachts to now over 7800 superyachts in operation all over the world, and currently over 600 in construction. There are 152 yachts over 80 meters in operation and a further 33 under construction. Over the last couple of years, the number of yachts over 80 meters in operation has increased by 22%, and we believe it is quite clear that there is a good and current market for the construction of larger superyachts in particular. Green Yard Kleven has the capacity to start a new construction project immediately, which is also a great advantage” say Russell Crump, Consultant and Peter Thompson, Managing Partner, Yacht
Sales, Yachting Partners International.

Yachting Partners International is a full-service yachting house with 49 years of experience, guiding clients through every aspect of the yachting journey across sales, charter, yacht management and a unique client experience division. YPI specialises in yachts over 25m, covering the full superyacht range and smaller day boats if required. 

Credits: Yachting Partners International

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